It's Monday morning and I noticed that it is darker now in the early mornings than it has been. The year will slide toward the holidays so quickly.
Pk and I have been taking it easy for the summer. He's anxious about finding work before the unemployment runs out and I feel some anxiety too. The upshot is that we are both a abit more easily irritated than usual. I have to keep it in mind when he (or I) snaps.
I spoke to my pcp about these perimenopause issues. I have some days when I feel like myself but then other days when I am so headachy or grouchy or just having power surges one after another that I want to scream (and there's another reason for the increased irritability)
She suggested Evening Primrose Oil and B complex vitamins (and gave me a prescription for an anti-anxiety med if I need it). She also said some women take antidepressants.......I told her I was all too familiar with the psychotropics and would pass on them. I did take the script for the xanax because it helps take the sharp corners off on those days when I can't just sit down with some chamomile tea and put up my feet. I have an appt with the gyn in Sept and we'll be having a similar discussion.
My Fir Cone Shawl is coming along. I finished the center part and am now knitting the endless edging. It's a 14 row repeat and there are probably 500 repeats! I always have trouble starting a knitted on edge. I usually call Kate and she helps me see what I'm supposed to do but I figured it out myself this time.